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Beginners' Mafia 28.3: DP1

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8/13/2014 11:00:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
INTRODUCTION

The essence of DDO Mafia is the themed game. Almost all games on mafia are themed games. A themed game introduces new elements (and sometimes new mechanics) that add complexity and (hopefully) fun to the game.

In addition to an alignment and a role, players are also given characters that fit in with the theme. The roles almost (but not always or necessarily) fit with the character. This can be expressed in a number of ways. For example, if the theme is a TV show or movie, and your character is a cop, officer, or policeman, he might very will have the Mafia role of "Cop" due to the similarity in profession, if not function. Alternatively, if the character isn't such an occupation, but is otherwise good at discerning between good and evil, they might also be a "Cop" due to the similarity in function, if not profession.

Themes are limited only by the imagination. Most have to do with some form of media, such as TV shows, Literature, and Movies. Others are more abstract, like philosophies or politics. Literally anything can be a theme.

As said, themes add new elements to the game, which are summarized as follows:

1. Partial-claiming - Role-claiming can be dangerous for Townies to do, as it helps mafia decide who they need to kill. Instead of role-claiming, you can character claim. While your character may hint at your role, it is still safer than full claiming.

2. Fake-claiming - Mafia normally have to fake claim their roles when forced to claim in theme-less games. In themed games they also have to fake claim characters. Arguably this is more difficult. In role-claiming, they simply have to avoid being counter-claimed. In character claiming, they have to claim a character from the theme, is consistent with their role, and is major enough to be expected (though not all characters in the game will be major).

3. Patterns - Usually, there will be some distinguishing factor between the different factions. Normally this is a good vs. evil type discrimination, but not always. Remember, the Mafia start the game knowing 1/3rd of the role PMs, so have a head start in discerning any patterns and obfuscating Town's ability to also learn it.

4. Mod Psychology - Creating a themed game, including writing PMs, requires more input from the mod. Based on analysis of the game's creation, how the role PMs are written, and any patterns discovered, you can try and determine how the game was constructed in an effort to hunt for scum. However, this is more of an art than a science. Mistakes and deliberately traps created by the mod can hinder such an analysis. Trying to predict the mod's psychology is a double edged sword.

In this game, role were assigned randomly, but not randomly generated. In other words, I selected the roles (and tried to balance them) and then randomly assigned each player one of the roles I had pre-selected.

This is the first time I have balanced a game entirely on my own--I hope it works out. This could have TPs, could have flavors, etc. If it was in a prior game, it could be in this one. Also, a complete list of possible roles can be found here: https://docs.google.com...

I decided to take this game back to my nerdtastic childhood. It was always interesting exploring different strategies and moving among the generations, and I hope that you find that engaging as well. At least this time, you don't have to worry about filling up the pokedex...
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8/13/2014 11:02:19 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
LIVING PLAYERS

YYW
GCL
Khaos
Dalt
Esocial
XLAV
Wylted
Ford
Lannan
9space
Endark

With 11 players alive, it takes 6 votes to lynch.
The DP ends at 11:00pm, DDO time, on 8/16/14.


Good luck!
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8/13/2014 11:16:33 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
VOTE COUNT

GCL (1/6) - Wylted
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8/13/2014 11:57:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
VOTE COUNT

GCL (2/6) - Wylted, XLAV
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8/14/2014 12:01:24 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/13/2014 11:58:42 PM, YYW wrote:
Why is it that GCL always is the first VTL in these things?

Who do you suggest we vtl?
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8/14/2014 12:04:14 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:01:24 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/13/2014 11:58:42 PM, YYW wrote:
Why is it that GCL always is the first VTL in these things?

Who do you suggest we vtl?

I didn't ask that rhetorically. I genuinely want to know why GCL is always the first lynch target in these things. It just is strange to me.
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8/14/2014 12:05:22 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:04:14 AM, YYW wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:01:24 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/13/2014 11:58:42 PM, YYW wrote:
Why is it that GCL always is the first VTL in these things?

Who do you suggest we vtl?

I didn't ask that rhetorically. I genuinely want to know why GCL is always the first lynch target in these things. It just is strange to me.

She has a hard time lying.
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8/14/2014 12:06:19 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:05:22 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:04:14 AM, YYW wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:01:24 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/13/2014 11:58:42 PM, YYW wrote:
Why is it that GCL always is the first VTL in these things?

Who do you suggest we vtl?

I didn't ask that rhetorically. I genuinely want to know why GCL is always the first lynch target in these things. It just is strange to me.

She has a hard time lying.

I guess that makes sense.
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8/14/2014 12:45:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
So I see everyone's VTling me? For claim?
Better than deserved, as ALWAYS.
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8/14/2014 12:49:13 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:45:12 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
So I see everyone's VTling me? For claim?

Answer me honestly, are you town? If not please state whether you are 3rd party or not plus state your scum buddies. Thanks in advance.
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8/14/2014 12:52:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:49:13 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:45:12 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
So I see everyone's VTling me? For claim?

Answer me honestly, are you town? If not please state whether you are 3rd party or not plus state your scum buddies. Thanks in advance.

Definitely town.
Better than deserved, as ALWAYS.
"The strongest principle of growth lies in human choices."
"The Lord doesn't promise us a perfect life that is free of problems, but he does promise that He'll get us through anything." ~SweeTea
"Good Times" ~ Max
"If Jesus isn't in heaven, then it's not heaven; instead, it's hell." ~anonymous
"Suffering is unimaginably confusing, but it's a way to be drawn closer to God" ~Me
"Tell me what consumes your heart most, and I'll tell you who your God is." ~Dad
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8/14/2014 12:53:11 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:52:09 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:49:13 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:45:12 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
So I see everyone's VTling me? For claim?

Answer me honestly, are you town? If not please state whether you are 3rd party or not plus state your scum buddies. Thanks in advance.

Definitely town.
How townie are you?
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8/14/2014 12:53:25 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:49:13 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:45:12 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
So I see everyone's VTling me? For claim?

Answer me honestly, are you town? If not please state whether you are 3rd party or not plus state your scum buddies. Thanks in advance.

you are horrible... lol
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8/14/2014 12:54:01 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:46:30 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:45:12 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
So I see everyone's VTling me? For claim?

For a character claim.

SWAMPERT is my character claim.
Better than deserved, as ALWAYS.
"The strongest principle of growth lies in human choices."
"The Lord doesn't promise us a perfect life that is free of problems, but he does promise that He'll get us through anything." ~SweeTea
"Good Times" ~ Max
"If Jesus isn't in heaven, then it's not heaven; instead, it's hell." ~anonymous
"Suffering is unimaginably confusing, but it's a way to be drawn closer to God" ~Me
"Tell me what consumes your heart most, and I'll tell you who your God is." ~Dad
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8/14/2014 12:55:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I think we should confirm the theme.
Are we all Pokemon or characters related to Pokemon?
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8/14/2014 12:55:47 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:49:13 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:45:12 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
So I see everyone's VTling me? For claim?

Answer me honestly, are you town? If not please state whether you are 3rd party or not plus state your scum buddies. Thanks in advance.

Btw, that's not how the game goes wytled. :/
It may be hard for me to lie but I know how the game goes too.
Better than deserved, as ALWAYS.
"The strongest principle of growth lies in human choices."
"The Lord doesn't promise us a perfect life that is free of problems, but he does promise that He'll get us through anything." ~SweeTea
"Good Times" ~ Max
"If Jesus isn't in heaven, then it's not heaven; instead, it's hell." ~anonymous
"Suffering is unimaginably confusing, but it's a way to be drawn closer to God" ~Me
"Tell me what consumes your heart most, and I'll tell you who your God is." ~Dad
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8/14/2014 12:57:33 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Going to bed momentarily and will be on a plane for half of tomorrow. :P

Good night everybody!
F _ C K
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8/14/2014 12:59:20 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:55:12 AM, Daltonian wrote:
I think we should confirm the theme.
Are we all Pokemon or characters related to Pokemon?

I believe so.
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8/14/2014 1:01:41 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:57:33 AM, Daltonian wrote:
Going to bed momentarily and will be on a plane for half of tomorrow. :P

Good night everybody!

Are you going to be inactive?
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8/14/2014 1:01:43 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:59:20 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:55:12 AM, Daltonian wrote:
I think we should confirm the theme.
Are we all Pokemon or characters related to Pokemon?

I believe so.
I was just a bit unsure, as bsh in his description~thing referenced his childhood, so I thought maybe the theme could've also been just iconic stuff that he liked whilst growing up or something.

My character is relatively cute.
F _ C K
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8/14/2014 1:04:06 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 1:01:41 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:57:33 AM, Daltonian wrote:
Going to bed momentarily and will be on a plane for half of tomorrow. :P

Good night everybody!

Are you going to be inactive?
Nah, I'll have internet where I'm going. Might be a bit less active, but I'll still be on daily.
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8/14/2014 1:05:48 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 12:49:13 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:45:12 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
So I see everyone's VTling me? For claim?

Answer me honestly, are you town? If not please state whether you are 3rd party or not plus state your scum buddies. Thanks in advance.

Are you town?
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8/14/2014 1:08:38 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 1:05:48 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:49:13 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:45:12 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
So I see everyone's VTling me? For claim?

Answer me honestly, are you town? If not please state whether you are 3rd party or not plus state your scum buddies. Thanks in advance.

Are you town?
Better than deserved, as ALWAYS.
"The strongest principle of growth lies in human choices."
"The Lord doesn't promise us a perfect life that is free of problems, but he does promise that He'll get us through anything." ~SweeTea
"Good Times" ~ Max
"If Jesus isn't in heaven, then it's not heaven; instead, it's hell." ~anonymous
"Suffering is unimaginably confusing, but it's a way to be drawn closer to God" ~Me
"Tell me what consumes your heart most, and I'll tell you who your God is." ~Dad
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8/14/2014 1:15:31 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 1:08:38 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
At 8/14/2014 1:05:48 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:49:13 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:45:12 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
So I see everyone's VTling me? For claim?

Answer me honestly, are you town? If not please state whether you are 3rd party or not plus state your scum buddies. Thanks in advance.

Are you town?

No, i am moose, tell me, who is this "town?"

*retreats back to spectating*
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8/14/2014 1:16:27 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2014 1:15:31 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 8/14/2014 1:08:38 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
At 8/14/2014 1:05:48 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:49:13 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 8/14/2014 12:45:12 AM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
So I see everyone's VTling me? For claim?

Answer me honestly, are you town? If not please state whether you are 3rd party or not plus state your scum buddies. Thanks in advance.

Are you town?

No, i am moose, tell me, who is this "town?"

*retreats back to spectating*

lol

You should totally sign up as a replacement for someone, dude.